Create a mini-woodland garden gem to enjoy during the long winter months at this Berkshire Botanical Garden workshop on Saturday, November 20, from 11 – 1, with Elisabeth Cary. Participants will design and construct woodland terrariums using native woodland plants including moss, maiden hair spleenwort ferns (Asplenium trichomanes), downy rattlesnake orchid (Goodyera pubescens) and evergreen ground cover (Gaulteria procumbens or Mitchella repens). You will come away with an understanding of these native plants, their natural histories, life cycles and cultivation requirements. Although all these plants can be found in the woods, students will be using plant material that has been grown by a reliable nursery source. $50 for BBG members, $55 for non-members. Bring garden glove and hand pruners. Register at www.berkshirebotanical.org or call 413-298-3926.
Elisabeth Cary is Director of Education at the Berkshire Botanical Garden and has been making terrarium for many years. She is a home gardener and specializes in woody plants, mixed border and vegetable gardening. She is a great lover of nature and when she isnâ€™t in her garden she can be found in the surrounding woods.